Namco Bandai and fans of the Tales series have butted heads a lot recently, as many of the Tales games have not made their way out of Japan. The publisher is trying to change that, though, and has promised “continued support” for the series moving forward, something that is great news for gamers everywhere.
Speaking to ShackNews, Namco Bandai associate brand manager Josh Sepielli talked about a new level of coordination with Japan concerning the series:
There’s going to be continued support for the Tales series that we’ve never had before. We’ve taken a lot of steps as a company from the point we’ve released Vesperia to where we are now. There’s a lot more coordination with Japan when we’re getting these games, when we’re getting information. We’re going to start getting the timing closer together. We’re very focused on being a lot more international.
When asked if this new coordination would include bringing Tales of Xillia to the West, Sepielli responded with:
Moving forward, there’s going to be a lot more support for the franchise. The fan base is very hardcore; but at the same time, they don’t make a very large audience. I’d be lying to you if I said if these games bomb, they’re going to turn around and make Xillia.
Namco Bandai is currently in the process of bringing Tales of Graces F over for the PlayStation 3, hopefully we will also see Xillia make that trip.